Candidate survey

Thank you to all bloggers who supported Kabataan Partylist’s cyber fever campaign. Sa lahat ng bumoto sa Kabataan, maraming salamat po.

In the next few weeks, I will blog about my adventures and misadventures as a candidate in the 2007 midterm elections. Let me start by answering the following survey:

1. First public speech as a candidate: February 13, Liwasang Bonifacio

2. Last public speech as a candidate: May 12, Barangay Immaculate Concepcion, Quezon City

3. Best speech delivered: April 30, Masbate City (I was encouraged by a very supportive crowd)

4. Most forgettable speech delivered: March 10, QC Polytechnic University along Quirino highway (I thought I would deliver two speeches. I gave a very lousy talk).

5. Most hilarious speech mistakes: ‘Palayain si Ken Ramos’ (It should have been Ken Ambay), ‘Bumoto sa darating na Hulyo’ – Araneta Avenue, Tatalon.

6. Favorite soundbytes: ‘Ako na po ang pinakamatanda sa aming partylist’, ‘Ang katandaan ay pwede rin po para sa kabataan’.

7. Longest speech: February 24, Iloilo City (Panay regional convention)

8. Most enthusiastic crowd: Mendez St. in Barangay Baesa, QC

9. Most memorable campaign sortie: Eastern Visayas road trip (from Metro Tacloban to Catarman, Northern Samar)

10. Best accommodation: Vigan Plaza Hotel, Ilocos Sur and Calabria seminary house in Calbayog (very hospitable priests).

11. Best food: Tacloban, Leyte (oh the seafood, the seafood)

12. Longest campaign sortie: Southern Tagalog road trip (from San Pablo, Laguna to Antipolo, Rizal) and Ilocos sortie (from Naguilian, La Union to Laoag, Ilocos Norte)

13. Longest campaign day: April 26, Quezon province sortie. I woke up at 3:30am, arrived in Tiaong at 7am, motorcade to Pagbilao until 5pm, concert in Lucena until 9pm. I arrived home at 2am the following day.

14. Most amazing place visited: Manapla, Negros Occidental (I spent a quiet Monday morning in the seashore. I was alone in the beach enjoying the clear waters and fresh air)

15. Most abominable election proposal: Manila politician offering to distribute Kabataan Partylist ID cards with scholarship grants to a computer school. It was an offer we refused.

16. Memorable motorcades: San Juan, Ilocos Sur and District 1, Quezon City.

17. Memorable palengke tours: Laoag public market and Davao City’s Agdao and Bangkerohan markets.

18. Best concert attended: February 14, Legaspi City, Albay. (I also participated in a very memorable torch parade since we continued with our march even if it was raining hard).

19. Best school forum attended: March 15, Manila Doctors’ College along Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard and March 28, College of St. Benilde along Taft Ave.

20. Memorable youth assemblies: April 15, CEG national convention in Dumaguete City and April 29, NUS-Mindanao convention in Initiao, Misamis Oriental

21. Memorable barangay assembly: March16, Caloocan City, Ms. Gaywatch contest

22. Most enjoyable election media gimmick: April 8, egg hunting with Danton Remoto in District 3, Quezon City

23. Favorite pasalubong: Pingping’s tinapa in Samar and Pastel from Cagayan de Oro

24. Confession: I watched 300 at Robinson’s Mall while campaigning in San Fernando, Pampanga (March 14)

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  1. Posted May 15, 2007 at 6:07 am | Permalink | Reply

    Mong, I was surprised yesterday that a number of Kabataan partylist members were using LP IDs. This caused confusion among watchers in some precincts in Davao City. As chairman of the LP in Davao City and authorized to appoint the watchers in the First District I had to notify the COMELEC of the same. Had your volunteers coordinated with me OK sana. My fellow Councilor Angging Librado-Trinidad did explain the situation. Best wishes Mong and I hope you can get the Congress seat you richly deserve. Your fellow blogger Peter Lavina

  2. Posted May 15, 2007 at 3:02 pm | Permalink | Reply

    24. Confession: I watched 300 at Robinson’s Mall while campaigning in San Fernando, Pampanga (March 14)

    siguro naman nagpaalam ka at hindi ka bigla na lang nawala. hehe


  3. Posted June 17, 2007 at 12:49 am | Permalink | Reply

    natuwa naman ako dito sa buong entry na ito.

    ipapaabot ko kay daren na nagustuhan mo ang forum doon sa manila doctors.

  4. anonymous
    Posted February 8, 2008 at 8:22 am | Permalink | Reply

    HaLu! i’ve been searching at the net for sample articles which might help me in preparation for the National Schools Press Conference in February. i ended up in your blog and i really found it very useful. the articles are very much easy and interesting to read. i hope you continue publishing great works.!

    Pamela of Cagayan de Oro

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